Summer 2015 Write On Camps have been a blast! Full classes, creative collaborations, passionate interests and surprising writing..the kids have really blown me away this year with their imaginations and openness. We have one more week left to go and there are still just a few spots left! Don't forget to read your child's literary magazines; there's a lot to applaud! Writers from this summer's program are encouraged to continue the momentum in school-year afternoon classes which run all year on Thursdays from 4-6pm. Register through the Recreation Center.
“My son Kyle had missed school for 6 weeks due to an injury, we were worried about him falling behind as a writer as simply writing anything out had been a struggle prior to his missing school. He was slow and it was often a burden to get him started. He came from Abby’s afterschool class excited about the material and the process and from there he blossomed into a much more confident writer. We went back a few times and he and his friends were motivated enough to walk themselves to the class. A few years later, his English teacher says he is a “stellar” writer and I cannot thank Abby enough for helping my son find the joy of his unique narrative voice.”
7th grade King Student mom
"You can write whatever you want: personal narrative, fiction, novels, cartoons."
Kai Bernard-Pearl, Age 9
"There are so many writing games that help you create stories. It's more like a club than a class - more like fun than work."
Josh Bernard-Pearl, Age 9
"Ms. Skrivan is a master writing teacher. Every week, my boys come home proud of their work - eager to read it to me. I once asked my son how many more weeks he had writing club. He quickly answered, "until Ms. Scrivan retires!" Writing Club is one of Albany's best kept secrets!"
Deirdre Bernard-Pearl, Parent
Ms. Skrivan is great at helping kids have fun with writing. Most of the kids were so busy playing writing games, they didn’t even realize they were working!
Naomi Zingman-Daniels, Age 16
I especially enjoyed the fantastical stories. I created long and complex stories that I felt really proud of.
Aimee Price-Friend, Age 12